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Alan 1:43 Sat Feb 22
Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
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Manchester United are interested in a summer move for Wolves and Portugal forward Diogo Jota, 23. (Calciomercato)

Real Madrid are ready to drop their interest in Manchester United's French midfielder Paul Pogba, 26, as they switch their attention to Rennes' 17-year-old France Under-21 international Eduardo Camavinga. (Marca)

Barcelona are planning a summer bid for Manchester City's 25-year-old Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva. (Express)

Barca are also willing to compete with Chelsea to sign Ajax's 23-year-old Cameroon goalkeeper Andre Onana. (Diario Sport - in Spanish)

Liverpool keeper Loris Karius is set to return to Anfield this summer because Besiktas do not intend to take up the option to turn the 26-year-old German's two-year loan into a permanent deal. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Arsenal have made Bayer Leverkusen and Germany defender Jonathan Tah a top target and are ready to activate the £34m release clause in the 24-year-old's contract. (Bild, via Mirror)

Former Juventus and AC Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri has suggested he wants to be back in a job by September- with Manchester United said to be among the clubs monitoring the Italian's situation. (Mirror)

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says Raheem Sterling is a "very good" player but is not prepared to talk about a possible bid for the 25-year-old Manchester City and England forward. (Goal.com)

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson says he is ready to sign a new contract as he believes in the club's "good intentions" in the transfer market. (Sky Sports)

Eagles chairman Steve Parish says they have an option to buy Turkey striker Cenk Tosun at the end of the 28-year-old's loan spell from Everton. (Liverpool Echo)

Arsenal's Germany centre-back Shkodran Mustafi, 27, thinks he could still play an important part in the club's future, despite being regularly linked with a move. (Mirror)

Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Everton remain interested in signing Trabzonspor's Turkish goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir, 23. (Fanatik, via Sport Witness)

Manchester United remain in talks over new contracts for English midfielder Angel Gomes, 19, and Dutch winger Tahith Chong, 20. (Goal.com)

Manchester City have hired the lawyer who twice blocked Brexit in an attempt to overturn their two-year ban and keep them in Europe. (Mirror)

RB Leipzig's Germany forward Timo Werner, 23, should consider a move to Manchester United or Chelsea instead of joining Liverpool, says former Reds midfielder Dietmar Hamann. (Goal.com)

Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce says talks are ongoing over new contracts for Scotland winger Matt Ritchie, 30 and England midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, 27. (Shields Gazzette)

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard believes Jose Mourinho has exaggerated Tottenham's injury crisis before the two sides meet on Saturday. (Evening Standard)

Spurs manager Mourinho has revealed he knows how the Blues will line up against his team at Stamford Bridge. (Express)

Lampard insists the Chelsea board backs his decision to drop 25-year-old Spaniard Kepa Arrizabalaga - the world's most expensive goalkeeper - to the bench. (ESPN)

Newcastle's English striker Andy Carroll, 31, is optimistic he will be fit for the season run-in and make enough appearances to trigger a one-year contract extension. (Chronicle)

Sheffield United's on loan Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson, 22, has been challenged by Blades boss Chris Wilder to win a place in England's Euro 2020 squad by performing well in the final 12 games of the season. (Manchester Evening News)

West Ham United boss David Moyes says England midfielder Declan Rice, 21, is a future Hammers captain. (Sky Sports)

QPR director of football Les Ferdinand believes 22-year-old English midfielder Luke Amos, who is on loan from Tottenham, can offer the Premier League side something different when he returns. (Football.London)








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West Ham set back can help Jeremy Ngakia

The 2-0 loss against Manchester City was just Ryan Fredericks’ second match back from a four-game injury, but the West Ham United right-back was forced off again.

It seemed fairly innocuous at first, but the 27-year-old’s collision with Rodri led to him being forced off with a shoulder injury, visibly in agony when he was on the floor.

ExWHUemployee has given a discouraging update on Fredericks’ situation when speaking about the scan that took place after, as he said: “Apparently the results of that do not look too good and he could be out a while.”

This will feel like a setback for the club, especially as Fredericks is their main right-back, having played 20 times throughout the current campaign.

Pablo Zabaleta was the man to replace him, something that’s a pretty concerning sign. He struggled significantly against Allan Saint-Maximin – the Frenchman made five dribbles when the pair met.

However, this could all mean that there is an exciting development for 19-year-old Jeremy Ngakia as he aims to get further first-team opportunities after making his debut against Liverpool.

The academy graduate gave a good account of himself during that game – especially when it’s considered that he was directly up against Andrew Robertson and Divock Origi. The teenager completed both of his attempted dribbles and was successful in all three of his tackle attempts.

He also continued that positive form against Stoke City U23s when the Hammers’ youngsters played at London Stadium, standing out alongside Bernardo Rosa.

The youngster showed quality and imagination with his passing, while also displaying his technical ability and confidence to produce pieces of skill when he had the ball at his feet.

He was a tireless worker who got up and down the pitch to make an impact in both halves, which paid dividends in the second half. His pressing was a vital part of West Ham regaining the ball back near the Stoke box, which led to Sean Adarkwa’s goal in the 2-2 draw.

Without the injury to Fredericks, it would seem fairly unrealistic to suggest that Ngakia could get more first-team starts this campaign, especially so due to the club’s current predicament. However, it now seems like it may now be a possibility for the teenager.





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Mex Martillo 11:23 Sat Feb 22
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Thanks Alan 4:02 Sat Feb 22

Thanks Alan 4:02 Sat Feb 22
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ted fenton 2:43 Sat Feb 2

Texas Iron 2:52 Sat Feb 22
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Cheers...

ted fenton 2:43 Sat Feb 22
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Mad Dog 1:46 Sat Feb 22

Mad Dog 1:46 Sat Feb 22
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan





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